Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 56

056 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FOU N DAT I ON S FOU N DAT ION S B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 5 057 The Norwegian Soloist Prize m T RO L D H AU G E N T RO L D SA LE N DAT E/ T I M E Listed under each candidate Endre Rydland Vetås 1:00 OT H ER Nordic Soloist Finals, p. 41 T IC KET * Full price: 260 Under 30: 150 Entrance to the museum/Grieg’s Villa and transportation included in the ticket. More information on page 84. Eva Thórarinsdóttir Candidate for Iceland – violin *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Magnus Holmander Candidate for Sweden – clarinet DATE / TIME Follow the Nordic candidates for the Norwegian Soloist Prize 2015 to the finale. On Saturday 30 May the winner of the 2015 Norwegian Soloist Prize will be announced at the conclusion of a concert in Håkonshallen involving all candidates. Before the final concert each of the young musicians will give a one-hour recital in Troldsalen with music of their own choice. Supported by the Nordic Culture Fund. 056 056 DAT E/T I ME Thursday 28 May at 11:30 Thursday 28 May at 14:00 Eva, born 1986 in Reykjavik, gained a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music in Surrey at the age of twelve, and in doing so received numerous bookings in celebrated concert venues in England. She has taken first prize at many international violin competitions and performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the Odense Symphony Orchestra. She is currently second violin in the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester while pursuing a busy solo career. She is certain that her programme in Troldsalen will include a work by the Finnish composer Kalevi Aho. Magnus, born 1993 in Askim, attends the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, and has won several Swedish prizes. He collaborates closely with the celebrated clarinettist Martin Fröst, including involvement in his production Dollhouse, in which Magnus has been engaged not only as a musician, but also as a dancer and magician. He loves performing, and is not averse to including dance steps or surprise stunts in his concert performances. 'It is insanely challenging and great fun to play this piece; you have to let yourself go a bit mad. Audiences usually love it too – perhaps because my arms move so fast that they seem W W W.FIB.N O to go out of joint. Otherwise I love the magic moments at concerts when you can almost hear a pin drop.' W W W.FIB.N O 'I am in love with the sound of the clarinet, and I really appreciate the way the instrument jumps so effortlessly between various genres such as classical and jazz. My solo concert programme will be traditional clarinet music such as Schumann's fantasy pieces alongside contemporary music.' Jonathan Roozeman Candidate for Norway – trombone D U RAT IO N Candidate for Finland – cello DAT E / T IME DAT E / T IME Friday 29 May at 11:30 Saturday 30 May at 11:30 Endre, born 1995, grew up in Radøy north of Bergen, in the heart of brass band country. A former member of Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, the first non-British band to win the European brass band championships, he is currently on leave from his studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music to be principal trombonist with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Norwegian Opera Orchestra. In this concert he aims to demonstrate the versatility of his instrument. Jonathan, born in 1997, started playing at the age of two, and has trained at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki since 2009. He is a member of the Jean Sibelius Youth Orchestra, and has performed at international chamber music festivals. He has also participated in numerous major competitions, which he believes is an important part of the learning process. 'The trombone has an enormous range of tone colour, and my concert programme features a variety of styles spanning several centuries. I hope the audience will enjoy the different moods and perhaps experience some aspects of the trombone that they were not